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Major oil spill in Kingston Harbour

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 6:45 PM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that there is a major oil spill in the Kingston Harbour in the vicinity of Petrojam.

NEPA says preliminary information is that the spill occurred about 10 o'clock this morning.

The agency also says the oil spill has extended to the Gordon Cay area.

NEPA is advising marine interests to exercise caution when using the area.

It says a team is currently on site assessing the situation and is collaborating with first responders, including the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard, with clean-up activities.